January 12, 2016

freebie from ePantry: Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning Kit...

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Well, hello, there, blog-world! Yes, I do still exist—and, yes, I do plan on getting back into the swing of things around these parts sometime this year. (Being a mama of two packs quite a punch, if I do say so myself. I'm actually writing this post during a borderline-mythical synchronized nap. SHHHH. NOBODY MOVE.)

However, all that aside…to kick things off for the new year, I am hosting an offer from one of my favorite companies!

I've waxed poetic about ePantry in the past (and I continue to order from them nearly every month) so I'll just go ahead and share the goodness of what they are offering you and yours:
Free Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning Kit | yourwishcake.comFree Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning Kit | yourwishcake.com
I've personally used all the items in this bundle and love 'em all! Here's how to get this kit free for yourself and start the new year off right (with free fancy-pants hand soap, that is):

1. Sign up for ePantry through this link. You'll receive your free cleaning kit with your first order! (For the record, you are not required to make any other purchase beyond your first order, so there's no getting stuck with any sort of subscription. Just be sure to update your account after you receive your order!)

2. Answer a few questions (this takes less than 30 seconds), which will help ePantry customize your first basket.

3. Finalize your order by adding or removing items as needed. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Feel free to customize your order with whatever you'd like! They have everything from cleaning products to beauty items to diapers and wipes and more.

Already an ePantry customer? Click here to get 50% off the Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning Kit with your next order. (I love when they have this option—I've been able to snag similar offers from other bloggers this way!)

This offer is only available until Sunday, January 17th at 6PM (PST) or while supplies last. It's my understanding that these freebies can go fast, so be sure to order if you're interested! It was a special offer like this that convinced me to sign up for ePantry a while back, so I have a feeling you'll be as pleased as I was (and continue to be) by this company.

They also have a fantastic referral program, so if you end up loving them, be sure to share with your family and friends! Both you and the person you refer will receive a $10 credit on your account when they check out using your unique link. Give a little, get a little. Not too shabby, right? Right. (I've been able to get free diapers this way, which is always a good thing in my world.)

Aaaaaand the window of nap time blogging has just been closed. Over and out. (Until next time!) Happy cleaning!

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December 8, 2015

conversations with Eisley (part seven)...

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Eisley (pointing out the icicle lights our neighbors recently hung up): "Look, mom! SPARKLING CARROTS!"

Me: "You're going to wear your Elsa costume today?"
Eisley: "Yes! I'm going to be Elsa-tastic."

Eisley (trying her first Slurpee): "I want to have one of these all the days of my life!"

Me: *chuckling while reading the latest Mindy Kaling memoir*
Eisley: "What's wrong?"
Me: "Nothing's wrong. There are just funny things in my book."
Eisley: "Like, what things?"
Me: "Oh, just jokes for grown-ups."
Eisley: "Like…is there underwear in it?"

Me: "Isn't the food at Disneyland always so delicious?"
Eisley: "Yes. That's science."

Eisley: "Do you know what Cora's new nickname is? Cantaloupe! Because her head is SO ROUND."

Me: "So, how is the sandwich?"
Eisley: "It's good. I made one of these before. With my daughter. You were in heaven, visiting Jesus."

Eisley: "My name is Ramonica. I'm a ballet stepper."

(For the record, that last one is pretty much the way I plan to introduce myself to people for the rest of time.)

— Further reading: More conversations with Eisley here

November 9, 2015

a small list of good things...

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Well, hello there! I do exist. I've just been…well, you know. Staying remarkably busy with everything under the sun. The good part? Going from one child to two has been an easier transition in many ways. (I contribute much of this to the actually-rather-awesome four year age gap between the girls. More on this in a future post that I've been writing in my head for months…) And the possibly less-than-good but tolerable part? I just have felt it necessary to cut a few things from my to-dos. Namely, writing and many other internetty things.

I must say, it's rather freeing to only turn on our actual computer a few times a week. (Let's just not talk about the cobwebs covering my email inbox. It's slightly terrifying.)

In any case, I thought I'd check in quickly and share a few good things from the past couple months!

+ I've been on a from-scratch kick lately, and here are a couple recipes I've tried that I totally recommend: Slow Cooker Black Beans via Cafe Johnsonia, Slow Cooker Refried Beans via Queen Bee Coupons. Is there anything else I should be making in my slow cooker that I've somehow been missing my entire adult life? Do tell.

+ Podcasts are kind of my jam. They're like a tiny (non)guilty pleasure that I look forward to indulging in every day at some point. (We don't have a dishwasher at the new place, so I do a fair amount of dish-cleaning these days. Totally tolerable with a good podcast keeping me company.) There are two I just started listening to that I adore: Sorta Awesome and The Popcast. Megan, the host of Sorta Awesome, is such a gem and I love that they cover everything from fluff to harder topics like anxiety—always making it feel like a conversation with your best friend. The Popcast can be a wee bit brash, but totally entertaining, and the hosts have actually make me more interested in pop culture (something that has, in recent years, given me hives). Give them a listen! You may start hand washing your dishes even though you have a dishwasher to give yourself more podcast time. Fair warning.

+ I purchased hexagon shelves from this shop for my birthday, and they make me happy every time I look at them. I'm excited to get them all prettied with Christmas decorations.

+ This month, I have a hair appointment to get highlights for the first time in years. Years! I am so excited that I almost can't physically handle my emotions. So excited, you guys.

+ This month, ePantry is giving a $10 credit and a free Grove Collaborative soy candle to all new customers, so I had to mention this deal, as I adore them so. I still use this service monthly and love it to pieces. You can get as much or as little (or nothing at all) each month, and I love that they often send you discounts for products via email. Totally recommend! You can sign up here. (And be sure to share you own referral link with others if you love it as much as I do, and you'll earn credits toward future orders, too!)

+ This song from The Sweeplings makes me all swoony. Fun fact: As a teenager, I did theatre with Cami Bradley for years, so it's wonderful and a little crazy (in the best way) to see what she's done with her amazing voice and overall adorableness.

— Further reading: more small lists of good things

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